The new school year of 2017 at Inanda Seminary has begun. The boarding school campus is buzzing. The grade 12s who completed their exams at the end of last year have just heard the good news of their results.Read more
On December 19th, DR Congo witnessed large protests in several major cities such as Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma, in response to the opposition’s call for demonstrations against President Kabila’s refusal to relinquish power. Police and military personnel were well-organized and out in force. The government went so far as to shut down social media throughout the country to slow the opposition’s ability to organize and share information concerning the number of arrests and detainees.Read more
“There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’: the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire…” Proverbs 30:15-16Read more
We would like to thank God and you for your continuous support since we joined the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) as Global Ministries Missionary. The All Africa Conference of Churches is an ecumenical fellowship of churches and institutions working together in their common witness to the Gospel by:Read more
We take this opportunity to thank the Lord for having seen us through these last six months of this year working with the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC).Read more
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 2:13-23
Prayers for Kenya:
Creator God, this new year help us not to take our lead from the many boisterous voices around us, rewire us by your grace that we might speak and act with Godly boldness and trust in you.
- Peaceful, fair, and transparent elections in Kenya and continued national stability in Kenya.
- The gender equality for the girl child when it comes to education, health care, early/forced marriages.
- The emerging serious impact of climate change affecting countries in Africa such as Ethiopia, East Africa, and Southern Africa causing lost of cattle, food shortages, and lack of water.
In the November 2016 UPC News from the Congo Protestant University - Kinshasa, the school shares that their Executive MBA program now has 43 students in the program, and they conferred their first academic degrees on July 30, 2016. Also in the newsletter, UPC Medical student, Celeste shares, “Being here is the biggest experience of my life so far.” Her dream, she adds, “is to improve the sanitary level of my beautiful and strong country. I plan to specialize in both parasitology and public health.”Read more
Communique from the WCC and AACC Symposium on Democratic Governance and Electoral Process in the Democratic Republic of Congo
COMMUNIQUE OF THE ECUMENICAL FORUM OF MEMBER CHURCHES OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) AND THE ALL AFRICA CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES AFRICA (AACC) IN THE DRC, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF CONGO (CENCO) DELEGATES TO THE SYMPOSIUM ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND ELECTORAL PROCESS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO, HELD AT ADDIS-ABABA ETHIOPIA FROM 5 TO 8 DECEMBER 2016, AT THE INVITATION OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) AND THE ALL AFRICA CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES (AACC)Read more
The greatness of a team often depends not just on the talent of its starters, but also on the strength of players who occupy the bench. Momentum can be gained, or lost, when the starters are relieved or cannot finish the course of a game or match. This is why a strong bench is vital for team success.Read more
December 19th is the date on everyone’s mind in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the date when the sitting president is constitutionally bound to leave office following elections in November. However, November elections did not occur. December 19th will be day for peaceful demonstrations throughout the country. The largest demonstration is expected to be in the capital city of Kinshasa. Demonstrators are planning to march holding red cards, a reference to the soccer penalty for ejection, to indicate that the President must go.Read more